Originally Posted by katachtig
They were trying to be fair to everyone. I guess the previous years have gotten so out of hand that a lot of parents weren't able to hear their own children's names. We don't seem to respect others any more.
Boy I'll say!
At the end of my 1st year of nursing school we had to attend the graduation ceremonies for the class ahead of us. Part of the ceremony was to present awards for the first year class (mine). The graduating class was on the stage and the first year students were in the front few rows on the floor.
One girl in my class decided that she wanted to have a video tape of the whole ceremony so her father said he would make one. They got permission from the school, but I doubt very much that they disclosed the extent that they were going to go to to make this video.
The father brought in several huge flood lights
on tripods and set them up around the room and around the stage both facing the stage and facing the audience). I don't know how many lights there were, but there were 3 or more lights per tripod.
I swear that those lights must have been 10,000 watt lights. They were bright and they were super hot, and they were blinding to the point those of us in the audience couldn't even see the graduates on the stage. And they were shining in our eyes and giving us a headache.
Several of us complained to the girl but she didn't care.
She said they had permission. I heard people behind us grumbling and complaining because they couldn't see the stage where their son/daughter were.
It was ruining things for everyone!!
There were many complaints. It must have been at least an hour before the administration stepped in and told the father to take down the lights. And that if he wanted to video tape he would have to do it without all of the lights.
I was never so disgusted about anything in my life. Talk about inconsiderate. It wasn't even the girl's graduation, and she wasn't even getting an award. She was just a first year student attending the graduation ceremony of the class before us. So it wasn't any special evening for her, and she only wanted the video because she felt it was part of her "nursing school experience".